Guitarist/oud player, Harvey Valdes, has an eclectic musical journey spanning the East and the West, the electric and the acoustic, the ensemble and the solo voice. Traversing expansive stylistic ground from jazz, classical, world, to funk, rock, and avant-garde. He is active as sideman in NYC’s improvised music scene as well as leading his own trio exploring polytonality and odd meter. Harvey is a sought after guitar instructor in the NYC area teaching privately in person and through Skype. He is also a sherpa instructor for TrueFire.